Centre for Teaching Excellence

Faculty Support

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) fosters excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching and learning by supporting faculty and staff through programming, mentoring, professional development opportunities, and research on effective teaching practices for student learning. Through symposiums, workshops, consultations and other resources, CTE staff help faculty with a wide variety of activities including:

  • Developing rubrics
  • Decolonizing and indigenizing curriculum
  • Creating learning activities in and outside of class
  • Designing active learning strategies
  • Ensuring curricular alignment (assignments, activities and learning outcomes)
  • Building classroom community
  • Using formative feedback and assessment
  • Integrating technology into your teaching

Faculty Evaluation

As a new faculty member at the university, you will receive feedback on your teaching from your students, a coordinator (or chair) and your colleagues. This process is integral to documenting your success as an instructor as well as offering support and guidance for continued growth. For more information on this evaluation process contact your Coordinator.


Each area of study at the university has its own liaison librarian attached to it. Find your librarian and check out the other resources available below:


Capilano University has adopted a Copyright Fair Dealing Policy  which allows for copying of short excerpts of published documents for educational purposes. To ensure compliance with Canadian copyright legislation, there are a number of processes and procedures in place covered in the Library Guide to Copyright.

For more questions, contact the Copyright Team at copyright@capilanou.ca 

Accessibility Services

As an institution, Capilano University has a duty to provide academic accommodations to students who require it. You will receive and email from Accessibility Services identifying those students. They can help you determine the best approach for your learners.


Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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